October 2011 Archives

Week 8

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Definition:
Week 1
I believe "Leadership" must be creative, integrative, courageous, visionary and the ability to encourage followers.
Week 2: As we discussed in class today about attendance policy, I realized that leadership does not mean to get others to involve in a community with a reward or punishment. Instead, effective leaders are who able to inspire their followers to contribute in group with their passion and appreciation. Relating to our reading course, I agree that in general each individual has their own definition what is it mean to be a leader depending on their experiences and their environment.
Week 3
In my opinion, in order to build a vigorous community, leaders must have a vision how to balance and tolerate the weakness and strengths in that group. Leaders must know to get everyone involves and supports each other instead of leave the weak out. Leaders are to lead so they must care for others rather than just focus on the dominants.
Week 5
Through our class presentation I realized in order to be a leader of someone else or a group, an individual must able to lead his/herself and it's the foundation of leadership. Leading oneself is not easy therefore if a person able to battle against the evil of oneself, the habits that cause their failure, negative emotions and thoughts that block their will, goals and decisions... If an individual wins these things, they will have a solid strength and ability to master a great mind and body and it's also the quality of community leadership.
Week6
Leadership must be open minded and open our heart, the more we share with others the stronger bonds in our relationship. In a community we not just share something common in general, but we need seek to understand each other about their personal struggles as well as their strengths and weakness. When we understand each other better, it's easier to set our common goals and find way to achieve our goals.
Week 7: definition
Leadership performance in a team is like a process of building a stable wall. Everyone in this team has a specific role and certain mission; their role is like the bricks are stacked. When these bricks are put together into a solid structure we would have a stable wall.
Week 8:
"True" leaders must learn how to face and solve problems. Sometimes there is a misconception that they will succeed without any problems; so if there is problem occurs, people will be shocked. Leaders must have a vision, be willing to face problems and solve them by giving the right decision and this is the difference between leaders and others who only obey or follow.
Analysis:
This week, my definition about leadership is differ from lasts week, because the idea is that leader must be visualized and know how to deal with problems. In the article," An overview of intentional change from a leadership perspective," Boyatiz discuses "It is an anomaly that we know the importance of consideration of the ideal self, and yet often, when engaged in a change or learning process we skip over the clear formulation or articulation of our ideal self image." (Boyatiz, p.614) he means that sometimes, people don't realize and can't see their "self image" until others who are "on the balcony" told them what was happened and what they saw in that person.
Boyatiz,RE. (2006). An overview of intentional change from a leadership perspective. Journal of Management Development. 25(7)607-623.doi:10.1108/02621710678445

Huynh-week 7

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Definition:
Week 1
I believe "Leadership" must be creative, integrative, courageous, visionary and the ability to encourage followers.
Week 2: As we discussed in class today about attendance policy, I realized that leadership does not mean to get others to involve in a community with a reward or punishment. Instead, effective leaders are who able to inspire their followers to contribute in group with their passion and appreciation. Relating to our reading course, I agree that in general each individual has their own definition what is it mean to be a leader depending on their experiences and their environment.
Week 3
In my opinion, in order to build a vigorous community leaders must have a vision how to balance and tolerate the weakness and strengths in that group. Leaders must know to get everyone involves and supports each other instead of leave the weak out. Leaders are to lead so they must care for others rather than just focus on the dominants.
Week 5

Through our class presentation I realized in order to be a leader of someone else or a group, an individual must able to lead his/herself and it's the foundation of leadership. Leading oneself is not easy therefore if a person able to battle against the evil of oneself, the habits that cause their failure, negative emotions and thoughts that block their will, goals and decisions... If an individual wins these things, they will have a solid strength and ability to master a great mind and body and it's also the quality of community leadership.
Week6

Leadership must be open minded and open our heart, the more we share with others the stronger bonds in our relationship. In a community we not just share something common in general, but we need seek to understand each other about their personal struggles as well as their strengths and weakness. When we understand each other better, it's easier to set our common goals and find way to achieve our goals.
Week 7: definition
Leadership performance in a team is like a process of building a stable wall. Everyone in this team has a specific role and certain mission; their role is like the bricks are stacked. When these bricks are put together into a solid structure we would have a stable wall.
Analysis:
My recent two definitions are not alike because my last week definition is about sharing personal's difficulty in order to understand each other well in a group. My week definition is about how leadership performance plays a role in a team. In "Get on the Balcony", Heifetz, Linsky state that "But if you had gone up to the balcony and looked down on the dance floor, you might have a very different picture. You would have noticed all sorts of patterns." Heifetz, Linksy, & M p. 53) which means that as a leader we should observe things from different points of views; furthermore, this phrase suggests that leadership should not be selfish and judge things from our own perspective only.
Heifetz, R.A., &Linsky,M. (2002)." Get on the balcony." Leadership on the Line: Staying alive through the dangers of leading. ( p51-54). Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

H-Week 6- definition

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Week 5:
Definition:
Through our class presentation I realized in order to be a leader of someone else or a group, an individual must able to lead themselves and it's the foundation of leadership. Leading oneself is not easy therefore if a person able to battle against the evil of oneself, the habits that cause their failure, negative emotions and thoughts that block their will, goals and decisions... If an individual wins these things, they will have a solid strength and ability to master a great mind and body and it's also the quality of community leadership.

Week6:
Definition:
Leadership must be open minded and open our heart, the more we share with others the stronger bonds in our relationship. In a community we not just share something common in general, but we need seek to understand each other about their personal struggles as well as their strengths and weakness. When we understand each other better, it's easier to set our common goals and find way to achieve our goals.
Analysis:
My two definitions is differ because the last one is about the ability of a leader know how to manage his/herself in order to influence other people. My new definition is about the "heart" of a leader and what should we share as a community. Goleman and Boyazis narrate that, "Janice was lucky to find a mentor who believed that part of a leader's job is to develop human capital" (Goleman, Boyazis p 80). They talked about Janice was able to back up her personal leadership's skills because the influences and understanding from her mentor.

Goleman, D., & Boyatsiz, R. (2008). "Social intelligence and the biology of leadership." Harvard Business Review, 86 (9), 74-81.

H -week 5- leadership

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Week 3:
" Leaders stay true to who they are - and then make sure they have the right people around them." ( Rath,T and Conchie,B 2009, p. 93). I somewhat disagree with second half of this statement when authors refer to "right people." Who are right and who are not? I think they meant that leaders tend surround themselves with people who have strengths or better than the others.
In my opinion, in order to build a vigorous community leaders must have a vision how to balance and tolerate the weakness and strengths in that group. Leaders must know to get everyone involves and supports each other instead of leave the weak out. Leaders are to lead so they must care for others rather than just focus on the dominants.

Week 5:
Definition:
Through our class presentation I realized in order to be a leader of someone else or a group, an individual must able to lead themselves and it's the foundation of leadership. Leading oneself is not easy therefore if a person able to battle against the evil of oneself, the habits that cause their failure, negative emotions and thoughts that block their will, goals and decisions... If an individual wins these things, they will have a solid strength and ability to master a great mind and body and it's also the quality of community leadership.
Analyze:
My two definitions are unlike because each represents different aspects of leadership: one is the ability to lead in the public and the other is to lead yourself before become a true leader. Gladwell argues "we have to learn that sometimes a poor performance reflects not the innate ability of the performer but the complexity of the audiences" (Gladwell, p 92). I agree with this statement because sometimes in our lives it's not easy to make a judgment whether a person is a good leader or bad leader. We need to observe by different point of views and try to understand the causes and results of the problems by asking question why didn't s/she succeed or fail?

Gladwell,M (2010). "The art of failure: why some people choke and others panic." The New Yorker,84-92. http:// galdwell.com/pdf.choking.pdf.

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